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, hamdon, beneath the jfx, baltimore cities we will have a live report from sherrie johnson and on the left, new york city, moments ago, president barack obama has announced a disaster area declaration for new york and long island. >> we will cover both of those communities. what are we in store for today? >>> the worst -- >> woe, woe. >> we got rains we got lots of rain yesterday, we are going to get lots of rain today. we will see some of that today as well. i can't say the wore is over. all i can say is sandy made landfall. it could stall out for a bit and begin to move off towards the north. todays we are going to see hefty winds and alplenty of rain. we can see that behind me as we look at mailed's most powerful radar, the heavy rain along i-9 a, i-270, you don't need to travel today. keep it on the indoors and make sure the roads are clean and cheer as we check out what is going on with the winds, the current winds, similar to yesterday. sustained winds at 20 miles an hour, 18 miles an hour, 6 halvety grace. we are gusting higher than that. we are talking about wind gusts, tropical st
back to ocean city tomorrow. >> good. >> thank you. things can be rebuilt. >> let's go to break. we'll be right back. it's oysternomics 101. you start with a u.s. senator named ben. by helping restore thousands of acres of oyster beds, he kept hundreds of oystermen on the job... which keeps wholesalers in business... and that means more delivery companies... making deliveries to more restaurants... which hire more workers. and that means more oystermen. it's like he's out here with us. he's my friend, ben. i hope he's your friend, too. i'm ben cardin, and i approved this message. ?iel' be honest with you. i don't know what day it is, what month it is after looking at this. frostburg where they're still seeing plenty of snow and it's still falling at this hour. >> we're concerned with flooding and getting the lights on for some folks. >> let's check in with meteorologist wyatt everhart. >>> sandy continue times act the state with snow to the west, rain showers and mixed snow showers across northern parts of central maryland. we've got pretty big waves there. 's the broad circulation.
. i'm cynthia mcfadden in new york city and tonight we're in the midst of a deadly storm unlike any this city has seen before. for the first time since 9/11, all bridges and tunnels leading in and out of the city are closed down, and this is what manhattan looks like tonight. eerily dark and quiet as this massive superstorm has left half of the city without power and partially under water. at nyu hospital one of the biggest in the city and the country, the backup generators have failed forcing rescue personnel to evacuate patients. this historic storm tonight is wreaking havoc up and down the atlantic seaboard from the carolinas to connecticut, claiming at least ten lives so far. flooding entire towns, causing blackouts across the midatlantic and midwest and snoerms frwstor maryland to tennessee. juju chang spent the day in lower manhattan and comes to us from the dangerously flooded streetings. what is the latest? >> reporter: we've sent much of this evening wading through the floodwaters ofmanhattan, through the evacuation zone, this storm now has the dubious distinction of settin
call for baltimore and the ocean city area. we have more on what could happen with the different scenarios with sandy, coming up. >>> what a mess that's coming our way. winds, rain and high tide, coupled with a storm surge, producing flooding along the bay, befores that's one of the many concerns with the storm. jeff hager is standing by live in baltimore with more on the counties preparations. >> emergency managers in baltimore and harford counties are well underway and preparing for hurricane sandy, they want you to be prepared as well. the rush is already on, among boat owners to move vessels as we witness at the outer point yacht club, after past storms like irene isabelle and agnus, many learned the hard way to prepare for the worst. >> it could have high winds for two days, and potentially higher than normal tides. it's low down to where we were on the beach, the beach stuff, we took everything up the hill and on the trailer, stick it in the garage, and when it goes by we truck it back out. >> reporter: the county has people on stands by. along with swift water rescue crews
>>> thanks for joining us on this monday morning. this is a live picture of ocean city where you can see they are getting socked with heavy winds and definitely heavy rains. that area getting to feel the brunt of sandy right now as she makes her way towards our area. >> we will have team coverage throughout the course of the morning for you at abc2 news and abc2news.com. keeping you ahead as best we can. ahead of sandy but it appears ocean city the rains have come. >> absolutely. and i don't think they will stop any time soon. that is storm that we have heard and we don't know how bad it will be but we know it's going to be bad. >> lynette charles is standing by with a check of the forecast. you are not surprised by what you are seeing in oc. >> no. not at all. and it's going to keep going downhill. it's not even close to making landfall yet. so, the hurricane hunters flew into the storm and this is what they got from it. the wind sustained at 85 miles an hour. it's moving to the north at 13. and the pressure has dropped at 9:46. that's -- 946 and it's 300 miles east southeast of
apple. but before they do, city of baltimore wants you do bring -- to bring out your o's spirit. >> charley will fill us in. good morning and thanks for joining us. i am megan pringle alongside meteorologist lynette charles and lauren cook keeping ion on the road. that parade and the baltimore run -- an eye on the road and the parade and the baltimore run. >> reporter: we are dealing with several accidents not to mention a lot of fog across the region. i will have more on the delays coming up in few. >> all right. >> it feels like a fall day. >> very muggy start. >> yeah. we are. there's a lot of moisture out there. that's where the fog is coming from. going into the later morning hours and the afternoon we could see sunshine and also we will have a front to work with as well. so that could be pulling in few more clouds. so we will have a sun cloud mix going into the afternoon. but, this morning, not as chilly. not as cold as it has been. and that's because of the cloud surfacing across the area this morning. we are at 56 in edgemere as well as chestertown. good morning columbia
weather team has the latest. >>> bracing for impact. could this storm shut down america's largest city? while power companies are calling in cavalry from out in the hartleyland, millions are told they could lose electricity for up to ten days. >>> the political storm. could sandy tilt the balance for the race to the white house? it's driving thousands to the polls for early voting and causing the campaigns to rejigger their plans for the all-important stretch run. >>> and tsunami warning. magnitude 7.7 earthquake off the west coast, triggers a tsunami warning for hawaii. we'll have the latest. >>> hey, good morning. we're watching this developing story in the hawaii tsunami warning. the threat not completely over. a live report in just a few minutes. >>> we'll start here, of course, with the superstorm, which one meteorologist has called part hurricane and part nor'easter. all trouble. take a look at sandy from space. it's expected to have tropical-force winds that extend out 500 miles om the center. >> states of emergency have been declared up and down the east coast. and it a states
widespread flooding. jeff hager, abc2 news. >>> you remember when isabelle hit in baltimore city, there was a lot of flooding . that's where the condition is with sandy on the way and flooding in fells point and downtown. >> they are prepping. brian kuebler is live in fells point where they are starting to fill the sand bags. >> reporter: we know one of the most vulnerable parts of the city during storms is right here in fells point. it's why the city dutched a pile of sand at the pier for residents and businesses to get sandbags. workers are giving away six bags peperson and checking ids to keep track of that. it will go on until 9:00 and do so until 9:00 tomorrow night. they want folks to be ready because this storm could have a quote isabelle-type storm surge. a possibility many business open rs down here are well aware -- owners down here are well aware of. >> we have the tv channels and looking at the models. it doesn't look good. >> what goes through your mind? >> a lot of prayers. >> reporter: now, in an hour, the city will open two more locations like this one, is sand di
's most powerful radar, the yellows, oranges, heavy rain bands coming in. ocean city, see the yellows and oranges. the rain will continue to work in as we go throughout the day. we have snow back across western maryland, also in to west virginia, they could be rereceiving 2-3 feet. we dealt with five inches yesterday. that will continue as we go throughout the day. not only will we have the rain piling up, but the winds as well. these are the current winds sustained about 9 shady side. haverly grace 17. winds gusts are a lot more and those are your tropical storm forced wind gusts we are dealing with. 66 frederick. that's the big one, 48 shady side. we are looking at 46 fredericksburg. haverly grace 36. 53 ocean city. that's what we have to deal with today. see the 71 cape may. before i cover it up. this is in store. rain, wind, and these were the peak wind gusts yesterday. annapolis 69. 68 dundalk, arbutus. bwi60. we are in store for what we had yesterday. more rain and wind. now a check of the time saver traffic with loren cook. good morning. >>> good morning, the mta suspended all
a fire changed the city forever. a family stood up to drug dealers and their house was set on fire killing all 7. a decade later, what has changed. >>> ray lieu sis out for the season, what does this mean for the ravens? we will look at that, thank you for joining us on this tuesday morning, i'm megan pringle. >> i'm charley crowson. let's get to a check of the forecast with lynette charles. things changed a lot over the course of 24 hours. >>> we had the rain in here and the cold front moved through. that's what you are talking about. we are brisk. temperature owings mills 47 degrees. we will have the winds picking up throughout the days out of the northwest, the north westerly wind is a chilly wind. 48 degrees now in monroe. dew points drying out, dew point 43. meyersville, last stop, temperature 49 with the dew point at 42, the winds northwest at 5-10 miles an hour. that's going to be the scenario for today. looking at maryland's most powerful radar, we have all the sweeps on scanning the skies to see if we will find rain. high pressure is going to do its thing, build in, we are
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alternate routes. there are several accidents working right now. we do have some trouble in baltimore city where there's a crash right on wabash avenue right at northern parkway, and then another accident on hilton parkway at north avenue. for those of you traveling on the beltway, here's a live look right now at the west side at liberty road. traffic moving right along. there are no delays on the inner loop through pikesville. the outer loop nice and clear down towards 95. and this is what 95 looks like downtown, traffic moving right along here at 395. the roads still going to be pretty wet, so take some precaution as you do head out, and unfortunately, we do have another crash to tell you about in howard county, it's right along the eastbound lanes of route 32 at route 1. megan and charley, over to you. >>> bge is working feverishly to restore power to everyone. >> dozens of schools, they still don't have any service, so there are some closures that happened not only overnight, but early this morning. so abc 2 news education reporter sherree johnson is at our live desk this morning with
fanned by sandy's powerful wind. this morning it is being called one of the worst the city has ever seen. we have more now from abc's elizabeth vargas. >> reporter: breezy point was engulfed not only by wind and rain from hurricane sandy, but something unexpected, fire. >> dozens, up to 100 homes have been decimated. and left in a rubble. >> reporter: a stunned beach front community, firemen, policemen, blue-collar workers took stock of what was gone. not a single thing you can save? >> nothing i can really identify. except for the kitchen tile and bathroom tile. >> reporter: while the cause is unknown, there is no question the fire was ferocious. the flames were fed by hurricane-force winds. hydrants were submerged. fire engines stranded helplessly blocks away by rising f floodwaters. >> in a community of 4,200 homes. of a community that lost the most people during 9/11. firefighters and cops, and during 9/11. this community was hit horribly tonight. the people here -- are amazing people. people with a lot of pride to them. and they're keeping it, and people i have spoken to tonight, th
>>> sandy is coming to our doorstep. you are looking live. we are live in ocean city. this is a live shot of ocean city, maryland where sandy is stepping ashore right now. it is so close to our board walk. tonight we are bringing you extended coverage on hurricane sandy. we are here with you for the next 90 minutes. we are working for you to get you prepared. there is flooding in ocean city. we are expecting to hear from the governor in half an hour. >> let's get the latest from chief meteorologist quiet (everí) hart. still over 300 miles away. feeling the effects already. >> absolutely. you can tell you step outside your door. winds starting to pick up. rain is coming in. we are gearing up for the landfall which will occur tomorrow night into tuesday morning. the size of this storm simply stung. more than 1200 mile across in size. no weakening. new intensification around the center of the storm. rain bands beginning to come ashore. latest statistics from the national hurricane center. 952-millibar low. that is very close to record low pressures up and down the carol
the eastern shore. we do still have the 400-mile spread between ocean city to north as atlantic city and one mile taking it north, closer to new york city. it really is all tracked dependant on what type of effects we will feel from the storm. we know this storm is going to produce surf. looking at the reports along the coastal sections of florida, 17-18-foot waves with gusts close to 30 miles an hour. that's gail force winds extending from the center. this is a historic storm potential for maryland, a long duration event. monday through wednesday, eastern bay flood risk is high. high winds, heavy rains, you got to keep it locked on channel 2. we will break down a track scenario, what to expect from each coming up in a little bit. >>> thank you very much. that is good, the two wild cards, precise place for the storm comes ashore, make preparations now and saturday sp sunday, looking okay w the storm arriving later than first thought, we are talking about a monday morning arrival, lingering in to tuesday, and wednesday. let's head to the news desk. >>> emergency managers throughout the stat
thankful this isn't -- the most serious is north of us in new jersey and new york city. >> that doesn't mean we were spared. sandy left her mark on downed trees. >> we have two people who have been killed, two from car accidents. one man died what he tree fell on top of him. nationally we have 39 people dying because of this storm so far. >> most of us are just dealing with the podges -- power outages and the cleanup but one family is grieving the death of a father. people have been coming by looking at the home. it's been devastating for the family. >> reporter: the pasadena man who died in the storm was standing in his kitchen when it happened. a large tree in his fronts yard snapped, crashing into the house killing 74-year-old donald ulman. we caught up with cannata's son. he said their last conversation will haunt him for some time. >> was standing in the doorway. he said what's the matter, son. said i'm a little nervous. the trees are swaying. what's your big concern. that a tree might fall on us pop. that's the last i seen of him. he was killed in the kitchen. >>
in to the city. as we check in and look at other drive times, 695, in great shape, no delays now on the outer loop from 95, up to 83, looking at the typical 11 minute ride. no delays top west side, you are going to be looking at an 11 minute ride as well on the outer loop from 795, towards 95. that's a look at the traffic. >>> coming up at 5:00, she has become the symbol for a better future for girls in a place where they don't have a lot of opportunities. >> a 14-year-old girl was shot by the taliban on her way to school, coming up. and work late, with not enough sleep in between. how you sometimes need to get over to that exit, like, right now. and how things aren't... just about you anymore. introducing the all-new, smart-sensing... honda accord. it starts with you. >>> owners of ereaders could be getting cash back, the refunds are part of a settlement in three book publishers, because there was a lawsuit that claims those companies concluded with the apple. no words on when the customers will see the refund. >>> nordstrom jumped in to the controversial same-sex marriage debate. the compan
in ocean city. we will have tropical storm forced winds throughout the day in some spots. now a check of the time saver traffic with loren cook. good morning. >>> those heavy winds causing aton of power outages, 200,000 marylanders now, in the dark. up in harford, we have a fallen power line that shutdown route 24 at route 136. more problems in baltimore, dealing with flooding in rose dale on route 588, golden ring road. the main lines, the beltway, park heights, roads going to be slick, those speed limits have been reduced to 45 miles per hour, something very important to keep in mind as you head out. this is what 83 looks like in hunt valley, shawan road. no problems to report. very, very slick conditions, you do want to be aware part of falls road will be shut down between old court and old pimlico road. >>> there are up to two deaths in our state, a man in pasadena died after a tree fell on his house. >> what happened with this guy? >> reporter: we got off the phone with police about an hour ago, we are live at the arundel county police headquarters in millersville. police say tha
of animal abuse in baltimore city. >> and left to die inside an abandoned home. in the newsroom with "abc news" tonight. >> that dog survived a six- month-old pit bull tied up. we have to warn you that the video is very disturbing. the people at the barts animal shelter wanted us to show it because the case is disturbing as well. >>> animal control officers brought her to the bart shelter today, where workers named her molly. >> i walked out and saw her to do her intake. i immediately started crying. >> there are fresh bite wounds and all of them deep infected. >> ap here, her ears, ripped in half. >> there's also skin missing on both of the dog's sides with infection causing the area to budge out. it's better than 50% chance molly will survive. >> the severity of the infection that spread. she's losing layers of skin. >> and lisa will be molly's foster caretaker for now. >> and the dog needs antiobiotics, clean her wounds and rest. >> we are not sure whether she will be able to keep it or not but we will try. >> the dog was found here on the appan donned home -- abandoned home. a a contr
pleasant evening. >> he isn't the summer getting to note ends and out of our city. now he is ready to make his mark. first, thodges batts will have to get through the confirmation hearings. rosie? >> the city council chamber is packed with not only the city council but others. we get to hear from acting commissioner anthony batts. he has an interesting resume. he is also a lecturer at harford and has a ph.d in public administration. he said crime is more than stats and numbers that crime is about people. he wants to impact people and neighborhoods in this city. here's what he had to say. >> sharing my goal to build on positive community interaction. earning count trust will come with time and with hard work and our actions will speak louder than our words. without trust from the public we cannot and we will not succeed. >> one of the things that he also talked about, he says he wants to change a few things in the city, some of the internal structures. he said there's also a need to basically improve some of the physical aspect, vehicles, radio system. he wants to build a good working relat
300 miles east southeast of ocean city and continues to make its way up the coast as we go through the remainder of today. already, dropping plenty of rain across the eastern shore and all this is funneling in from the east to the west. that alone shows you how crazy the system is because it doesn't happen during the time of the year. so, we have plenty of rain that's starting and that will continue as we head through the rest of today. it's going pick up so with that we have flood watches and warnings across the area. so, the area here is shaded in the green and entire viewing area will get in on that for today through tuesday. also looking at a flood warning coastal flood warning to be exact and this one is through wednesday. we can see it through the areas shaded in the dark blue color. and we are going to have the prunt of the high tides going through tomorrow. so we are talking about the eastern shore and western shore going to get the worst of it then. for today's eastern shore looking at some coastal flooding. let's talk about the rain projections and we can see the areas he
pilot coming to save them and new york city watching the waters rise. the busiest city in america, landmark like a ghost town and on this night when 60 million americans are feeling the effects of hurricane sandy, the abc news team is out in force in every corner of the storm. tonight, the moment it crashes on land, our team in the storm zone bringing you what's happening at this hour as "world news" begins. >> this is a special edition of the world news with diane sawyer. good evening and welcome to the one-hour edition of world news and as we come on the air, it is happening right now, hurricane sandy crashing on the shore wins at 90 miles an hour and this storm is so big, so vast, 60 million americans will feel its power. tonight the extrema weather team is all over the storm and ready to report so let's go to meteorologist ginger who is in the bull's-eye of the storm that is hitting the shore and atlantic city new jersey. gender? >> reporter: we are essentially inside the storm it is to our south and the threshold of hurricanes one of the worst storms of has had atlantic city
in new york city, where hundreds of thousands remain in the dark. and where subways and a major airport are still underwater. but a new day brings promising, new developments. >>> baring the brunt. new jersey shore towns tore apart by sandy. and inland, rescuers continue to save trapped residents. >>> and a little levity overnight. the late-night comics make their return. >>> good morning on this halloween, a holiday in name only today for so many in the wake of sandy. >> let's start with the latest this morning. more than 8 million folks in areas affected by sandy are now without power. >> also, stock markets are reopening today after their two-day unscheduled stop for the storm. meanwhile, jfk and newark airports are also reopening with limited service today. but new york's la guardia airport, looked more like a lake than an airport right now. that remains closed. also, president obama will visit hard-hit areas of new jersey today, touring the areas with governor christie. >> here in new york, most of lower manhattan remains without power this morning. this is a live image. in the for
, we are dealing with a bit of flooding, paper mill shutdown at delaney valley road in the city, more flooding on falls road. shutdown right at lake avenue as well as old pimlico road. on main lines, as we check in and look here, at 695, at baltimore national pike road, very, very slick. if you have to head out, be careful. this is what howard county looks like, interstate 70, columbia pike. everything moving along. use precaution as you head out. we have a closure to tell you about. 103 shut down due to flooding at business parkway. arundel county, closures on route 17, route 648. a woman took these pictures, she opened up her apartment window and started taking the photos. >> you have the flooding in the subway system. 1.9million people in the dark across new york. it is a real back up there. they are forced not by water, flood, sandy but by fire. tonight what we seen is ople he people, they are people with a lot of pride to them. they are keeping the pride tonight and going the people i have spoken to said they will rebuild and they will get through this. that was coming from a pro
.gov or on any of your county or your city emergency sites. it's -- tomorrow, we'll also be closing state government once again, as we did toda which means essential personnel, thank you all very much. all of you are essential. essential personnel have to report to work, but we're going to be closing state government, as have our neighbors in delaware, and i would anticipate we'd be seeing similar announcements from the district of columbia and the federal government, but that's their call, not ours. so, anything else i'm leaving out, ken? all right. let's open it up to questions. >> governor, we're getting pretty dramatic pictures of ocean city. what kind of reports of damage are you getting? >> anybody want to update on damage reports? ken, any -- i mean you've seen the pier, which is -- when i saw the pictures about an hour ago, it looks like it was atleast halfway dismantled. lord knows where it is right now. we've seen pictures of your news crews who are in there, when they shouldn't be, film the waves. and i understand from some local businesses there, that the waves are starting to
to expect reduced visibility if you are traveling knot of baltimore city or west. definitely watchout for that. if you are using the jfx in to the city, no delays southbound, from the beltway, all the way downtown to east fayette street. that stretch will take you 11 minutes. everything will remain up to speed through the fort mc henry, 695 and looking outside, here on the west side, liberty road, no problems down towards 95 or up to 83. here is what the beltway looks like, not too many cars yet at bel air, no problems up to 83. that's a look at your time saver traffic. >>> top stories on this tuesday morning, today marks the 10 year anniversary since the beginning of the sniper attacks that terrorized the washington region. october 2nd, john mohammad and his accomplice embarked on the killing spree. they killed 10 people while wounding three others. people in virginia, dc and maryland, were terrified to spend time outside. in a rare and chilling interview with the washington post, 27 years old, mallvo is speaking about the horrific days and apologizing to the
. we have had a lot of flooding and wind and problems and the towns and cities we were telling you about yesterday, ocean city, new york, they are really reporting damage today. >> we will check in with those places. let's send it over to lynette charles. >>> we are not done yet. we are going to begin to wind things down throughout the day. lots of rain to show you, i'm going to show you that in a second. sandy is moving over pennsylvania. it made landfall last night, and we are going to be seeing a little bit of change in the forecast. for now, the winds sustained 7 a miles an hour, moving to the northwest at 16 miles an hour. this is the most important thing to us this morning. we have plenty of rain moving in across the picture. plenty of rain yesterday, we are going to add on top of that. plenty of flood watches, flood warnings, that will continue through today and in to tomorrow. the heaviest rain moving through baltimore, washington, the heavy rain bands will continue even some back towards the west and the further west you go, you are going to run in to snowfall. check out t
>>> tonight on "nightline," an american war zone. in cities all across this nation, killing fields hidden in plain sight. among the casualties, a 7-year-old, gunned down selling candy. and a 6-year-old, sitting on the porch with her mother. we take you inside a hidden america. to chicago, where we meet children, afraid to leave their houses. and the young gang members caught up in a brutal battle. >> you got to be smart out here because you will be gone. off this earth. i i might not even make it today. >> and, an unprecedented event, as we bring 38 gang members together to sit down and talk with their rivals. and with the courageous mothers and children begging them to stop. >> don't shoot -- >> don't shoot -- >> don't shoot, i want to grow up. >> announcer: from the global resources of abc news, with terry moran, bill weir, and tonight, cynthia mcfadden with diane sawyer in new york city, this is a special edition of "nightline," october 19th, 2012. >> good evening, i'm cynthia mcfadden. tonight, my colleague and "world news" anchor, diane sawyer, joins us with the latest in on o
the jfx into the city, no delays from the beltway all the way downtown to eat fayette street. everything is up to speed through the fort mchenry and harbor tunnel. 695 looking live outside at old court road, nothing to get in your way as you travel down towards 95. here's a shot of the beltway in parkville at harford road. everything is moving along. no problems up to towson. that's the abc2 timesaver traffic. now over to you. >>> 4:32. many of us are waking up a little less gritty eyed because there's no late night watching the orioles and yankees thanks to a travel day. that's going to change tonight. we will get you ready for the game. city is host -- the city is hosting a pep rally and charley is live with more details at city hall with more details of what's in store. i am so used to seeing you at the yard i forgot where you were. but you are ready to party. >> reporter: they kicked me out of camden yards and said get out of here. the o's are on the road and sent me to city hall. remember what it was like in high school on fridays with the pep rallies before the football or basketba
. the floodwaters of tonight's super storm are receding, but there is no doubt it has crippled new york city. officials tell abc news that new york may be without power for several days. and that the flooded subway system will be out of service until well after the power is restored. we want to take you back to the drama unfolding in the nyu hospital in manhattan where the effects of the power outage were felt acutely when backup generators failed. the hospital was forced to evacuate their patients including 20 infants from the neo natal intensive care unit. we are joined now by our new york affiliate, wabc's, kimberly richardson on the scene. >> that forced officials here at the hospital to evacuate roughly 200 patient. talking pediatrics, talking emergency room patients, across the board. what that means is that, for 16, at this high rise hospital, all had to be evacuated. inside the hospital. officials are relying on flash lights to get around, we are told, e-mail, and phone system want down at the hospital. what happened is this caravan of ambulances, waiting here on the avenue, on first
right now with super storm sandy and the heaviest rain is down to the south right now around ocean city. and it's moving across the bay. but look at the reds and the oranges now we are starting to see that around severna park and this is sliding up from the south and working its way off towards the west. and this is a storm that you don't see. you don't see a storm of this nature take a westerly jog. so this time of the year this is going to be one for the record books that's for sure. as we zoom in across harford county jarrettsville getting in on heavy rainfall pounding across the roadways along i-83 traveling you should not be traveling at this time. you should be watching and listening to see what's going to be happening and once you lose power, you should have our storm shield app because that's going to bring the weather alerts. let's talk about how much rainfall we will be receiving once this is said and done. we are talking about 8 inches of rainfall in a lot of spots. we are looking along the eastern shore that amount and points south we could be seeing a little more than that.
is the big picture at this moment, 14 states with cities and towns underwater and in places the water is 8 feet deep. and another night of darkness for millions of people, the new york city skyline in shadow. nearly half the island has no power at all. 8 million people in 18 states in the cold and dark tonight. and our extreme weather team is fanned out across the storm zone. abc's alex perez starts us out in little ferry, new jersey, still underwater, rescue is under way right now. alex. >> reporter: well, diane, we've learn president obama will be in new jersey surveying the damage tomorrow. but i want you to take a look around me here. this is what many blocks across little ferry, new jersey, look like tonight completely submerged. you'll see cars that tried to get out but just could not. in this neighborhood alone more than 400 stranded people were rescued today. rescuers made their way through flooded streets today picking up stranded families. >> want to come out? >> reporter: and the boats bringing people to where they could be trucked to safety. whole families huddled together in t
. >>> anthony bats wants to do it. all he needs now is the city council's approval. last night's confirmation hearing he answered questions and listened to concerned citizens, he's prepared to deal with the strained relations with police and neighbors in some communities. >> will work diligently to earn your trust. we will be professional, we will be courteous, and we will treat people with respect and expect the same in return. >> he is a former police chief and long beach, california as well as in oakland. he was nominated by the mayor and spent some time in baltimore in summer. the -- in summer. the council is expected to approve the appointment on monday. >>> and listen up because you may have overpaid the water bill and you could be getting some money back. baltimore city officials admit there's nearly 40,000 city water customers who paid too much for their service. they have since been refunded but that's not stopped one official from filing a class action lawsuit. fred con away is speaking monetary -- seeking monetary damages for those affected. it alleges unfair treatment from the cit
and we will be right back. >> reporter: well, hurricane sandy has shut down the route 50 in ocean city and the heavy rains are causing the camera to shake. we will let you know how the storm will impact baltimore coming up on good morning maryland. >>> you are watching the station that works for you. now, good morning maryland. >> not ghost or goblins you have to fear but flooding, power outages and strong winds thanks to hurricane sandy. >> we are tracking the super storm all morning. good morning maryland continues with our team coverage right now. thanks for joining us. we have been on the air for half an hour coming on early for you this morning because the big story is the storm and how it will impact your life. >> let's get to meteorologist lynette charles with more on the storm and its track and how soon it could reach us. here's a live shot of virginia beach virginia if i am not mistaken that's about the position of the storm. >> it's off the coast of virginia. and it's lashing that area. and even we are getting in on some of that rain. i am going to zoom in closer in a second.
can see the waves coming up from ocean city. it's incredible. we're going to work on that. we're working on waiting on the governor. let's go over to mike masco and meteorologist wyatt everhart. >>> let's get to that first weather update. i tell you, hurricane sandy still a monster, monster storm. we're waiting for the fresh 5 p.m. update. we can see the storm clearly coming ashore southern new jersey. it's making landfall over the next hour or so. it's going to cross over central kept county delaware and come across through cease -- cease -- cecil, given the current movement of the storm. you see the size and scope of sandy, coming ashore at the southern tip of new jersey, basically rung up the delaware bay which may give it more time to maintain full strength, a little bit of additional water. now the huge storm surge we still anticipate being up here, central northern new jersey through the new england states and new york. again, we will have some of the worst rain and probably the worst rain in delaware and maryland. we will be the two hardest hit states. the eyewall comin
on the city docks in annapolis. the water swelled and leaked over the wall and took the town over. stores here in downtown have high water marks and this one won't erase the memory or the mark of isabel. there is some damage in ocean city, but they are cleaning up, not rebuilding. we have more from there tonight. >> reporter: power is still out in large sections but the flood waters have begun to recede and no injuries or deaths. now is the time for a big cheen up. this is where the bar and restaurant at the bay side got hit hard by the hurricane. >> the gazebo is gone and the board walk they were rebuilding is in a parking lot. they did salvage the new angles. they hope to reopen by this weekend. >> let's get at it. >> reporter: crews have been restoring power and a large part of the pier did fall victim and they will inspect the dew system that held back sandy and want to make sure it can hold pack the next one. >> we will go back and see if it needs immediately or it can wait. >> reporter: a big storm like sandy digs down under the sand. >> a lot of stuff gets blown on the beach. >> reporte
city, included. new york city, included. long island, as well. and then, we've got that rainfall because you heard a lot about it. at best, locally, some places could top out at a foot or more after this is all said and done. you see the heart of it, at 6 to 12 inches. and it extends back into the eastern great lakes, where you get anywhere from three, four, or even five inches of rain when this is all said and done. so, flooding is going to be a problem. coastal flooding a major issue. and there's snow. i'll have more on that coming up in a couple of minutes. for now, we'll go back to the studio. >> all right, ginger. we'll see you in a few minutes. thank you. >>> meantime, this extremely dangerous superstorm has the potential to shut down new york and other big cities up and down the east coast. emergency officials are scrambling to make sure preparations are in place. and abc's john schriffen has that part of the story from lower manhattan. good morning, john. >> reporter: good morning. we are here in battery park city, in what's now being called zone "a." 375,000 residents ar
and we are dealing with fog but no significant delays heading into the city. 95 also going to be in great shape as we look downtown at the fort mchenry tunnel. nice and clear harbor tunnel going to be delay free and pulling up drive times, no delays right now on the beltway from parkville to towson and the west side going to be clear just 11 minutes on outer loop from 795 down towards 95. megan over to you. >>> coming up on good morning maryland at 5, they almost got away with it. without a -- about a thousand dollars worth of groceries but we will show you video you have to see and why police believe that would be crook ran off leaving three cart load of groceries behind. >>> thanks for joining us this morning. big board doesn't want to get involved in politics. that's why the makers of sesame street want the obama campaign to pull an ad that features the loveable character. good morning maryland at 5 starts right now. >> you're watching the station that works for you. now, good morning maryland. >> a young boys accused of planting bombs at churches. details of what they learned and how
with an accident along the northbound lanes at route 2. once we get in to baltimore city, we are dealing with another accident, doing to be on frank first at handover street. if you are using 95 this morning, here is a live look downtown at 395, everything will be up to speed, no problems right now getting through the fort mc henry. harborill be nice and clear. here is what the west side looks like, liberty road. it will be a nice ride towards 95 or if you are traveling inner loop, pikesville. >>> coming up, doctors at johns hopkins considered a mind blowing medical procedure, giving a woman the ability to hear once again. a woman comes face to face with a black bear. finds out what she does to try to get the animal off the frontch porch. details when good morning maryland continues. wççÑçÑ >>> if you bought an iphone you may have noticed a glitch. a bug causes it to use a major amount of cell data and it happens when the phone is plugged in to a wi-fi network. it's been a problem for verizon users and possibly at&t. >>> police officer in philly is in serious trouble, what he was ca
visibility. slow down and turn on the low beams. if you are using 83 in to the city, no delays whatsoever. a live look north of the beltway, will remain nice and clear as you head to fayette street. if you are using 95, this morning, look downtown, at 395, everything moving along, no delays now in the white marsh area, looking at a 15 minute ride now from route 43, all the way downtown. 695, in great shape. no delays now, traveling on the outer loop from 95, all the way up to 83. that stretch will take you the typical 11 minutes, 11 minutes over on the west side of the beltway, traveling the outer loop from 795, down to 95. that's a look at you abc 2 time saver traffic. she claimed her 11 year old wanted a tatoo and gave her one. why the mom was taken in to custody and the reason she believes she was turned in. >>> thousands of people are expected to participate in komen maryland's race for the cure. we hope you join us. there is still time to get involved. we hope you join us. register by calling this number, it's 410433 race. or log on to komen md.org/2012, we hope you join us for the
here are accustomed to this. this is one of the trouble spots in the city as far as flooding goes. this water is just extremely powerful and is washing all kinds of debris down through the streets and building up on the other side of the bridge, which is blocked off. you see the entrance to meadow mill blocked off throughout the night as we drove through the city we saw different streets blocked off. smith avenue further up on the jones, up by whole foods, has been closed off as well. they are trying to have an abundance of caution here in the city in some of the problem areas. they don't want you to try to cross them. they are trying to be as cautious as possible. that's why they put the restriction in place, so people who are not emergency personnel should not be on the road. we'll continue to watch the jones vault and all over the area. for now, in baltimore, back to you. >> thank you, josie. and connor is spending the night on kent island. they have problems from the wind there. >> so many problems that first responders are having problems getting on the road. >> reporter: we
. >>> plus -- water world. new york city under water. cut off and without power. its famous subways completed flooded and at a standstill. laguardia airport almost totally submerged. "nightline's" juju chang with the view from the air and on the ground. >>> and, the day after. we're in the smoldering ruins of a community of 9/11 heroes, many trapped and forced to watch helplessly as the waters rose and their houses burn. >>> good evening. i'm terry moran reporting tonight from the wreckage of the town of seaside heights, new jersey. where the destruction is just biblical. there is water everywhere. this town was nearly swept away into the sea but more important tonight, there are still dozens, maybe scores of people behind me still stranded in the dark, in the cold, still awaiting rescue in the wake of a storm that ripped homes from their foundations, reduced piers to rubble. we saw this up and down the jersey shore today. this community is just one of the hardest hit along the ravaged shoreline of this state. a state where tonight, 65% of the people are without power in the dark and tonight,
the children in the ten year anniversary. spoke up and spoke very loudly about the city's continued crime. a center full of children, 35 to be exact, stands where the dawson family lives and where they died. >> this was a tragedy that touched people internationally. >> reporter: ten years ago, the efforts of mrs. dawson to stop the drug dealing backfired at east preston street was set on fire. >> keith, kevin, carmel, juan, and rwanda. >> reporter: couldn't escape the cocktail. >> on that night, viciously murdered. children and their parents. >> reporter: the children at the dawson center understand their afterschool activities are now located where an unspeakable tragedy played out. ten years later, flashlights shined, but elijah cummings is not content. >> a stray bullet. they should not fear stepping on needles when they go to school. they should not fear seeing the caps to crack cocaine. >> reporter: the city house director that housed the launch with the fire bomb. >> we see 125 houses vacant under construction right now. >> reporter: the city spends $270,000 to run it annually. they
storms in the low lying area. the city department of transportation has closed roads and intersections because of the flooding. this include where we are standing. the mayor stephanie rawlings- blake request, police officers and emergency responders are on the streets to respond to any problems. the last couple of days we have seen a big police pleasant. just a few minutes ago we saw an officer drive by this morning. it is in an effort to keep people safe. the city has received calls for down treed power lines and flooding. yesterday there was a restrictions for roadways. it started last night at 6 to mean p.m. and through noon today. it does not include uniformed personnel, hospital employees and other medical providers. it is important to note that baltimore city has opened six shelters. that's for people who have been displaced because of hurricane sandy. because of down treed or flooding or anything related to the storm. they have six shelters open there. are 23 shelters throughout the state of maryland. but six in baltimore city if you need a place to go. reporting live, abc 2 new
weather. chesapeake city going in-- getting in on light showers. and essex and points further to the south in dc if you are traveling that way this morning -- traveling that way this morning wet weather. montgomery county around silver spring getting wet weather. this is the trend through the morning. but also we are dealing with some chilly temperatures again just like yesterday. temperatures at 4 # degrees for -- 46 degrees from millersville and edgewater. and patchy fog as well. take it easy. this is what it locks like a chilly start -- looks like. a chilly start to the day and by lunchtime the temperature at 52. the high is around 57 degreesch let's check the traffic with lauren cook. good morning. how are the roads looking. >> reporter: good morning. as you mentioned, we are off to a wet start. so roads will be slick and we are dealing with patchy fog across the region. so a good morning to turn on the low beams. traveling through the tunnels there's nothing to get in your way. fort mchenry tunnel as well as harbor tunnel are nice and clear. that would be the same case using the jfx t
. being see it's 300 around 300 miles southeast of ocean city, maryland. as we check out what's going on for today and how this moves towards us, well, we will continue to get this rain moving in here across the area. and on the backside of this system, look at the snow moving into west virginia. we are going to be seeing blizzard conditions across the area but heavier rain across the area for today and the winds will begin to pick up. i will talk more about that and breakdown the time that is we will see the windiest conditions. let's check the abc2 timesaver traffic with lauren cook. >> reporter: good morning. governor o'malley is urging everyone to stay off the roads. we are dealing with a lot of flooding in ocean city. route 50 is now closed along the eastbound lanes from golf course road to philadelphia avenue. here's a live look at route 50. you will notice the camera is shaking due to the heavy winds. there's a wind advisory in effect for those traveling across the bay bridge. if you are heading that way, you want to be extra careful if the gusts exceed 55 miles per hour, the b
, ever so slight, if you look right around tuesday at 2:00 a.m., that atlantic city line. it's been weaving a little bit on new jersey, where the center of that path would be. but that's not that important, other than where the major water will go, with that storm surge. the rest of the affects, the wind and rain, david, will be felt from the mid-atlantic well into new england for at least two days. >> back to that question i asked there a moment ago, so many people wondering why is this being called a superstorm? >> reporter: david, i think the best way to tell people that is to show them on a graphic that we put together. it's a 3d graphic that will show you all three elements. it's easier to look at it once you see them. all night long, sandy marches up the east coast, practically parallel. more than 200 miles offshore. it will collide with an arctic front coming in from the west, throwing a new dose of energy into the storm and expanding its already monther size and reach. then, inject the 1 150-mile-per-hour plus winds of the jet stream and forecasters think sandy explodes into
of this runs on donations and the most recent one is exceeding expectations. at party city on york road near towson, a dollar added to their much that goes directly to the baltimore child abuse center. >> they're saying, yes, we want to be a part of this and yes we want to make a difference. >> reporter: jennifer sacks is the owner of 11 stores and said this campaign has raised nearly $50,000 sense they started it in sent. the result far surpassing what they anticipated. >> when they come to the register, they're asked to make a donation. it's left open. weave seen $17 and $2 donations and some that hit $100 and in between. >> it's exceeded all of our expectat the executive director of the center is surprised and excited to see the amount of pledges already paid pie party city customers, a success he believes is driven by one of the worst sex abuse scandals. >> when they see penn state and the boy scouts, they want to stop something. the fact that they can do something locally oar doing so one dollar at a time, funding the fight against what we all saw in penn state right here at home. now t
to play at home. >>> and all public meetings canceled. we're going to tell you why the city chose to stop any further discussion about changes to patterson park. that and much more coming up on this thursday, october 4th. "good morning maryland," i'm charlie crowson. >> and i'm megan pringle. thanks so much for joining us. it is bright and early actually it's not bright at all. it's dark and early on a thursday morning. and you're probably wondering what do i wear and put the kids in? >> lynette you are saying a few showers in the area. >> yes. some very light showers in the area. that's in just a second charlie but the bigger story is that it's warm out there this morning. very mild. nottingham's temperature at 70 degrees right now. the dew point 68. and also those dew points temperatures close together, we're dealing with some patchy fog this morning in a lot of spots. 72 degrees right now in centreville. leave the coat at home. and even as you go into the afternoon you will not need the coat. here's frederick, dew point temperature at 70 degrees so we have reduced visibility coming in
posted letter grades would it make a difference in the restaurants you use? the city of baltimore and council are trying to find out. they took public comment on a bill requiring restaurants to post grades from their inspections. some rest rant owners don't like the idea. -- restaurant owners don't like the idea. but brandon scott have heard from residents and all by one -- but one supports the plan. >> they feel it's something the city should have done a long time ago and a bunch said we don't do that and are embarrassed that baltimore is one of the only major cities you can't see inspection results for restaurants or can't walk into a restaurant and see the grade orating. >> councilman scott's bill would require the health department to post inspections online. >>> maryland state police are replacing the aging medivac fleet and they say it's important to do because today they will unveil a new helicopterch the governor and other state officials are scheduled to attend the event which is taking place at marten state airport. >>> if you have a flight booked. today on american airl
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